New Development Kits to Speed IoT Prototyping and Deployment
Mouser Electronics has recently announced several new IoT development kits and prototyping platforms.
Getting ahead of the competition is a key consideration for product engineering teams tasked with architecting an IoT solution. The availability of well-documented, comprehensive, and wireless-connected development kits helps speed prototyping. Rather than becoming burdened with hardware decisions, the engineering team can focus on the product’s differentiating features.
Recently announced IoT development kits and connectivity modules available from Mouser include the following:
- The STEVAL-STWINBX1 Development Kit from STMicroelectronics: The STMicroelectronics STEVAL-STWINBX1 Development Kit is ideal for prototyping a wide range of industrial IoT sensing applications, such as condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Based around the ultra-low power Arm Cortex-M33 STM32U585AI microcontroller with a floating point unit, the kit is equipped with a comprehensive list of sensors suitable for industrial applications and is packaged in an enclosure featuring a 480 mAh LiPo battery. Sensors include an ultra-wide bandwidth, low-noise 3-axis digital vibration sensor, a 3-axis magnetometer, with an integrated accelerometer and gyro iNEMO inertial measurement unit. Environmental sensors include a digital barometer, temperature sensor, and analogue and digital microphones. Complementing the extensive hardware features are firmware libraries and a companion cloud application.
- The Thingy:53 Platform from Nordic Semiconductor: Based around the Nordic Semiconductor nRF5340 dual-core Arm Cortex M-33, the Nordic Semiconductor Thingy:53 Platform is a low power platform which supports multiple 2.4 GHz wireless protocols, assists embedded machine learning development with the nRF Edge Impulse application, and includes debug and current measurement capabilities. On-board environmental sensors measure temperature, humidity, air quality and air pressure, and colour and light sensors are also included. A low-power accelerometer and 6-axis inertial measurement unit complete the sensor line-up of the Thingy:53 platform. The platform’s machine learning capabilities support a range of applications, including voice recognition and movement pattern detection. Other platform features include a power management IC, an nRF21540 wireless front-end module and an integrated power amplifier and low noise amplifier (PA/LNA).
- The SLN-VIZNAS development kit from NXP Semiconductors: For developers wishing to add facial recognition and 2D or 3D liveness detection to their IoT device, the NXP SLN-VIZNAS development kit from NXP is an ideal solution to design a turnkey offline application for a wide range of residential, industrial, and hospitality applications and access control products. Featuring the NXP i.MX RT117F crossover processor, running at speeds up to 1 GHz, the kit can run NXP’s i.MX RT run-time library for 3D face recognition, which includes image capture, face alignment, face tracking, face detection, face recognition, and liveness detection functionality. The SLN-VIZN3D-IOT kit also includes a remote registration capability that allows end-users to register their faces from mobile devices.